A High Price For Trade

No wealth is created by Wall Street gambling.  Wealth is transferred from losers to “the house.”  Money markers are concentrated and enhanced, enhanced and concentrated.  We the People have been trained to regard these markers as legitimate claims on goods and services.  It makes no sense.  Our global adversaries — manufacturers and exporters — understand why it makes no sense and so they encourage our fictitious economy.  They are happy to send us real goods in exchange for real wealth someday.

Keb’ Mo’ —

“More For Your Money”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBu3nmmcE8U

  • “It was a high price to pay, to get more for your money today.”

— thanks to a sharp-eared reader who might add:

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Inequality Is Merely A Symptom Of Liberation

Walmart tells us to:

“Save money.  Live better.”

But wouldn’t —

“Make money.  Live better.”

— actually make sense?

(I might not be able to improve on Shakespeare, but. . . .)

Please don’t let today’s GDP report lull you into anything.  The reported economic growth is a concatenation of relative uselessness: national defense spending up +16 percent, for example, plus a decrease in oil deficits.  Not that a decrease in oil deficit is a bad thing — just that American energy should be fueling American manufacturing.

Don’t forget that we lost 27,000 manufacturing jobs in September, and we lost 302,000 private nonfarm jobs overall.  Our reported employment growth, not seasonally adjusted, was a million school teachers going back to work.

Beware.

“Gross Domestic Product: Third Quarter 2014 (Advance Estimate)”

www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2014/pdf/gdp3q14_adv.pdf

  • Real gross domestic product — the value of production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes — increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014, according to an “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

“China’s rule of law to be recognized by world: official”

[Xinhua link -- October 30, 2014]

  • “Now the world has recognized the Chinese mode of economic development, and we believe it will also recognize the Chinese mode of rule of law,” he said.  The Communist Party of China (CPC) vowed at a key meeting held last week to “comprehensively promote rule of law” by insisting on socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics and strengthened Party leadership.

“News Analysis: Chinese train makers to reunite for global markets”

[Xinhua link -- October 30, 2014]

  • The move aims to avoid “in-fighting” between the two [PRC/CCP/PLA state-owned enterprises] in their exploration of the global market.

As you can see, “inequality” is not our problem.  It is merely a symptom of deindustrialization —

— merely a symptom of the Chinese Liberation Army.

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I don’t want to be another homeless veteran statistic displaced by H-1B visa holders.

Folks, I don’t ask for much.

And I try to do the right thing for Americans in America via the work that I do here.

My phone, and my internet have been disconnected, but that is ok as I can live without them as I will find a way to get a laptop and run Keep America At Work from places that have wifi.

My electricity will be shut off on the 1st and I only owe $117.00 and I do need that.

But my greatest fear is that I will lose my land, and I’m not willing to lose that as it is the only reason I have for living at this point.

Now I know that texas has a veterans land board, and the va has a home loan program, but those will not help a veteran with no hope of a job, who has tax liens, etc.

Folks, I did not send our high paying jobs offshore.

And I didn’t import temporary workers on H-1B visas to take my job.

Our political representatives, corporate executives, academia executives and media executives did.

Leaving us to pay the bill by becoming just another homeless veteran statistic.

As you can see via my work here at Keep America At Work, I still have the computer skills that our employers say they need.

But the skills without an employer offering the opportunity are meaningless.

I need a job, and I don’t ask for much.

$2,000 right now as a sign on bonus will save my land, and turn my utilities back on.

And I can survive on $600.00 per week.

Where else can you buy 30 years of technology experience, knowledge, and wisdom for such a small amount of money?

Please help as I do NOT want to lose my land or the sheds I live in.

 

If We Cared About Our Children, We Would Care About Our Selves

Frustrating, to some, is our modern enlightened self-righteous reliance on the world’s suffering to maintain our American living standards and to justify most Americans’ lack of real productivity and economic contribution.

If we cared about our children, we would build factories for them.

“Children and US Federal Policy on Health and Health Care: Seen but Not Heard”

http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1915533

  • Childhood poverty has reached its highest level in 20 years, 1 in 4 children lives in a food-insecure household, 7 million children lack health insurance, a child is abused or neglected every 47 seconds, and 1 in 3 children is overweight or obese.  Five children are killed daily by firearms, 1 in 5 experiences a mental disorder, racial/ethnic disparities continue to be extensive and pervasive, and major sequester cuts and underfunding of pediatric research have damaged our global leadership in biomedical research and hobbled economic growth.

“GM Salmon Company Fined Heavily for Repeated Violations in Panama “

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/gm-salmon-company-fined-heavily-for-repeated-violations-in-panama

  • “In the European Union, we are well aware that GM foods are not labeled in the U.S.  One of the big reasons we are fighting the U.S. approval of GM salmon for food is the grave doubts surrounding the ability of either AquaBounty or the U.S. food system to keep these GM fish out of exports headed our way,” said Eve Mitchell, EU food policy advisor for Food & Water Europe.

“Treating Putin Like a Lunatic”

www.consortiumnews.com/2014/10/25/treating-putin-like-a-lunatic

  • Of course, all the “smart people” of Official Washington know how to react to such statements from Putin, with a snicker and a roll of the eyes.

“U.S. trade rules called punitive toward China”

[China Daily link -- October 29, 2014]

  • Watson [trade policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies] believed the US authorities were willing to resort to total nonsense to keep Chinese firms from competing in the US market.

“Xinhua Insight: China stresses authority of Constitution, pledges judicial reform”

[Xinhua link -- October 29, 2014]

  • The CPC leadership is the fundamental guarantee of the rule of law, and the Constitution is the fundamental law.  Government officials must now pledge their allegiance to the Constitution before taking office.

If we cared about our children, we would care about ourselves.

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Laughing At You Morons. Laughing.

Please —

Will somebody give me one good reason why it’s even remotely sane, or effective, or acceptable to make gestures and noises but not to actually do something to keep from being slaughtered?

They’re laughing at us.  They don’t care what anyone thinks.  They don’t care what anyone says.

We’re playing right into their hands —

“Are Foreign Jobs So Dear and Foreign Cars So Sweet?”

www.economyincrisis.org/content/are-foreign-jobs-so-dear-and-foreign-cars-so-sweet

  • With no internal capabilities and no strength, we are happy that our colonial masters even give us a job.

“Most Say Success Determined by Outside Forces”

www.pewglobal.org/2014/10/09/emerging-and-developing-economies-much-more-optimistic-than-rich-countries-about-the-future/inequality-06

  • [But not in the U.S., where 57% of Americans disagreed that "Success in life is determined by forces outside our control."]

“Last of the Crow war chiefs turns 101 in Montana”

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/27/the-last-of-the-crowwarchiefsturns101inmontana.html

  • “We want you to bring us up to modern American societal standards,” Ronnie Medicine Crow said, recalling his father’s comments.  Then Joseph Medicine Crow sang Obama a praise song and told him he would sing one for him again when he reached the White House.  The promise was fulfilled the day after he received his medal [of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor].

— and so they’re sure they know how this story ends.

In the time it took you to read this message, you and your likes surrendered another $3 million in real wealth — in goods trading alone — to your global biological competitors, aided and abetted by your purportedly “American” government.

And you wonder why they laugh at you — and why they don’t take you seriously — and why they think you deserve to die.  But other people don’t.

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It will take immigrant and citizen working together to fix this nightmare

As always, my email address is vbiersch@gmail.com

This is but the tip of the iceberg as it tells the immigrant side.

But what about the citizen that is displaced by these body shops?

Who will tell their story?

Apparently it will not be the EEOC, nor representatives like we have in Texas because it is apparent to me that they don’t have a clue what is happening.

Which leaves it to immigrant and citizen to fix.



This story shall the good man tell his son.

Shakespeare’s original from Henry V:

“This story shall the good man teach his son.”

Now here’s my improved version:

“This story shall the good man tell his son.”

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Texas was built by Men – Sadly, Texas Newspaper Publishers appear to be Mice.

Last week I did an experiment that should have had the Texas Newspaper Publishers I sent this too, seeing red.

Representative Mike McCaul (R-TX) argued that “there’s not an interest” among Americans for high-tech jobs in a discussion on increased guest workers on Tuesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”

McCaul pledged he would “absolutely” oppose any executive order to grant amnesty through an executive order, and that his recently announced “pre-emptive strike”

When asked he thought of the Senate’s plan to increase guest workers and fast-track H-1B visas, he responded “We’re going to oppose amnesty in December and if these executive actions come out to basically allow work permits or grant citizenship or whatever he plans to do in circumvention of the law and Congress, then…this is going to be a fight we’re going to have.”

He then said, “well, I think we need to protect Americans first and American jobs first,” but added “we educate people and pay a lot of money for them, they’re skilled and high-tech and then they can’t stay here and they go back to our competitor in China.”

McCaul argued the US shouldn’t be educating foreign graduates at taxpayer expense, and that “I think Americans should have those slots first.” But then he argued, “the fact is that there’s not an interest.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/10/21/GOP-Rep-McCaul-Not-An-Interest-for-High-Tech-Jobs-Among-Americans

I’m going to give Representative Mike McCaul the benefit of the doubt that somebody has been feeding him a line of bull, and he was not knowledgeable enough to verify their claims.

After all, Texans are known for wearing boots because of some of the tall tales that are told by politicians, lawyers, and corporate executives that want to profit from their ignorance of the subject.

Rep. Mike McCaul, I would damn near give my left ??? to get back to work in the high tech industry.

But there are things that you are not aware of that are happening, and I will attempt to show you them here.

But first, a question.

If your children or grand children had watched you work your way up the ladder in the high tech industry and said to themselves that one day, I want to be a high tech guy like my dad.

If they had said that, and as they grew older, when you turned 45 and the industry gradually forced you out and you suddenly found yourself like most of us that worked in high tech all of lives.

Most people, even family, just don’t get it.  This is not like unemployment in the past.  In my early 20s, I tried every sort of job for around 4 years or so.  I could always get another job – maybe not a great one – but I was never out of work for any long stretches.  That’s what’s different now – you can’t get another job and get back control of your own life no matter what you do.  Some employed people may be sympathetic to a degree, but they really don’t see it (and maybe don’t want to see it) for what it really is – the end of working and making a decent living, and the end of financial independence.  And you’re NOT going to get a job at Mac Donald’s or Target or the local supermarket because the Latinos etc already have it.  You’re NOT going to join the young baristas at Starbuck’s or the waiters and waitresses at Chili’s because all the college kids and recent graduates who can’t get good jobs anywhere else are already working there.  The low-end, low-pay jobs are all taken and the professional jobs are being given to cheaper foreign workers.

Is high tech’s current treatment of American STEM professionals just a pilot project for some future nation-wide screwing of nearly all American professional men and women?  I don’t know, but should anyone really be surprised if it is?  There’s only way that most people will wake up – when it happens to them when they lose their jobs and their incomes and lifestyles.  Then they’ll be shocked and outraged and demand that something be done.  But as long as it’s just 20-25 million of their fellow Americans including hundreds of thousands of displaced STEM professionals, who cares?  What’s that old saying?  When they came for all the others, I didn’t care because I didn’t know any of them, but by the time they came for me – there was nobody left to care.

The comment above was made by a fellow computer type, and a fellow veteran.

Well, would you blame your children when they watched all of this happening over several decades if they suddenly decided that there is no future being in the high tech industry in America, if you are an American?

Click here to read the original article.

Sadly I have NOT heard one single thing from those that I sent it to.

I guess it is more profitable to bury your head in the sand and publish propaganda than it is to protect the citizens of your community, and that is sad.

After all, if you don’t give a damn about your community, or its future, why in the hell are you publishing a newspaper in your community?

Surely your sole motivation can’t be profit, can it?

If so, you are in the wrong business to be the defender of your community, aren’t you?

Folks, unemployment is NOT whatever the latest propaganda number known as the U-3 shows it to be, simply because the government themselves will admit that they do not count the unemployed as you can see by reading their own document if you click here.

As a matter of fact, it is pretty close to 24%.

And our best paying jobs are slowly but surely being destroyed by our representatives that do not have our back, and by our media publishers that apparently are naught but mice.

OCC_CODE Category Quantity of jobs in America less Qty of LCA Applications for this job Percentage of Americans displaced by this Qty of LCA Applications less Qty of Total Workers requested for this job Percentage of Americans displaced by this Qty of Total Workers
11-0000 Management Occupations 6542950 39097 0.6 891528 13.63
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6658090 116528 1.75 309606 4.65
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3696180 731514 19.79 1806839 48.88
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2380840 92895 3.9 142820 6
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1135030 50216 4.42 53267 4.69
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 1901730 9993 0.53 47416 2.49
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1041700 4803 0.46 5568 0.53
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8400640 36725 0.44 57849 0.69
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1758310 25054 1.42 2120516 120.6
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7755810 55389 0.71 81526 1.05
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3924390 210 0.01 228 0.01
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3257690 29 0 29 0
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11914590 465 0 483 0
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4291410 27 0 27 0
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3986740 461 0.01 494 0.01
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 14068190 6907 0.05 9363 0.07
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21442800 1586 0.01 1695 0.01
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 435250 366 0.08 380 0.09
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5088030 111 0 136 0
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5138130 224 0 287 0.01
51-0000 Production Occupations 8765180 354 0 468 0.01
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9005120 217 0 424 0

Do you understand that unless something changes — drastically — and we start supporting our own producers — that this is the very best and highest-paying job you’ll ever have — in your entire life?

In our last conversation, a grand old American friend who died in August worried only about “these children.  They have all these expectations and no idea of how they’re met.”

She was 91 — and she knew a thing or two.

Sometime last week, a bright young underemployed part-time restaurant worker was describing the popularity of “jusqu’ici tout va bien” tattoos on young people in France — and how they capture the miracle of French economics.

On Friday, the French government announced record-high French unemployment.

My question is simple:

“Do you understand that unless something changes — drastically — and we start supporting our own producers — that this is the very best and highest-paying job you’ll ever have — in your entire life?”

I ask this a lot.

In theory, at least, it should elicit the same blank stares in French.

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See: “College Girl, Economy, Jobs”  www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6iqTHJHW5o